The SLATE Conference is an annual event presented by the Midwest Blackboard Users Group and hosted by the University of Chicago. This conference invites all faculty, system administrators, CIO’s, Web developers, librarians, students, and user support staff from institutions that are deploying and/or currently using Web-based tools, specifically Blackboard or WebCT (but others as well), in their teaching and learning. Recognizing that deployment issues, support concerns. teaching strategies, learning styles, … Read More
Welcome to the fall semester. To continue the healing and recovery process that we began last February after the campus tragedy, a number of recovery sessions will be held Monday through Friday from Friday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Sept. 5, for instructional and non-instructional personnel at NIU. These recovery sessions are being scheduled for a number of reasons: Many members of the NIU community reported to us that while they … Read More
The Wimba Distinguished Lecture Series turns eight-years old in September! Please join creator and host Matt Wasowski, along with fellow education professionals like yourself, for another month of these free online seminars. Register now and if you miss the event we’ll send you a link to the recorded archive which you can view at your convenience. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. My Online … Read More
The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center now has a Twitter feed where we’ll be posting misc. news, announcements, and links to helpful new resources.Â Never heard of Twitter?Â Watch this 3 minute video that explains Twitter in Plain English: If you use Twitter, follow @facdev and drop us a note!
Media Services will offer training on the use of the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored smart classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these brief seminars. Refreshments will be provided. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21, DuSable Hall 348, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, by appointment during the day; call (815) 753-0172. The seminars are open-ended and run continually so you won’t miss a thing … Read More